Contraindications

Electrodes should NEVER be placed on or near the stellate ganglion and/or the heart itself. Thoracic applications are contraindicated.

  • Thrombosis: It is possible the current could produce chemical changes in the blood leading to alteration in the clotting time. At present there is no hard evidence to support this. However, any individual taking anticoagulants should consult with their primary care physician before using VT-200 treatments.
  • Pacemaker/Defibrillator: Do not use this device on patients who have a cardiac pacemaker, implanted defibrillator, or other implanted metallic or electronic device because this may cause electric shock, burns, electrical interference or death.
  • Undiagnosed Conditions: Do not use this device on patients whose pain syndromes are undiagnosed.
  • Cardiac Conditions: If someone has known or potential cardiac problems, they should consult with their primary caregiver or cardiologist before using the VT-200.
  • Bacterial Infections: The effect on bacteria is uncertain, so if your skin has a bacterial infection, avoid running the treatment on or near the area of infection.
  • Malignancy: The use of electrotherapy treatments is contraindicated in individuals with clinically diagnosed cancer and should never be run directly over the site of a known malignancy.